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chow in his cell. >>> superstorm sandy is something that nobody wants to relive. and if an elaborate $20 billion plan is put into effect. no one may ever have to. ...and down. just use your maxperks card and get a case of x-9 paper for only 1-cent after maxperks rewards. find thousands of big deals now... ...at officemax. >>> president barack obama signed into law on sunday, a $9.7 superstorm sandy aid package. the clean-up from superstorm sandy labors on across the northeast. part of that include as plan to prevent the next flooding disaster. one idea? a $20 billion system of barriers, here's cnn's david mattingly. when superstorm sandy hit breezy point, new york, ocean waves crashed on to city streets and brought houses off their foundations. the only option residents had was to head to higher ground. >> they were sitting ducks. there was nothing they could do except run. >> how high was the water right here? >> the water would be probably six feet above our heads. >> six feet? >> above our heads. 12 feet, say. >> malcolm bowlman is the an expert on the dangers of a storm surge hit
, the other, aid victims of sandy. so, why were these urgently passed bills loaded with hundreds of millions for everything from hollywood and nascar to rummakers and algae growers? >>> and british invasion. it's happening tonight and the excitement is building. >> when i'm with her, i'm reminded of the virtues of the english. >> isn't she american? >> exactly. >> lords and ladies across america preparing for the highly anticipated return of "downton abbey." >>> good evening. president obama is back from his vacation tonight and fresh off the fiscal showdown, he is already girding for what's expected to be the next political showdown. tonight, nbc news can confirm he will wade right back into the fray tomorrow by nominating former senator chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. at face value, the pick of a longtime republican lawmaker for the job could be seen as a rare act of bipartisanship in a sharply divided town. but tonight, opponents on both sides of the aisle are sharpening their claws for what could be a testy confirmation fight. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander j
is on the way for people who lost so much during superstorm sandy. president obama signed into law today a $9.7 billion sandy disaster relief package. it was the first legislative action of the new congress. a larger sandy aid package will have to wait. lawmakers will consider $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged after house speaker boehner canceled a vote tuesday on the entire aid package. sandy devastated parts of the northeast more than two months ago. >>> syria's president bashar al assad got a standing ovation today moments before he gave a rare public speech. assad said he's standing firm against global calls for him to step down. he laid out his own plan for dealing with syria's civil war. a u.s. state department spokeswoman says assad's plan is detached from reality and assad should resign immediately. >>> pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected u.s. drone strike killed 17 people today. today's attack follows two suspected u.s. drone strikes last week that killed 15 people, including a taliban commander with ties to the pakistani military. demons
obama signed into law the first of the sandy relief bills, to provide $9.7 billion in flood insurance funds to victims of super storm sandy. congress passed the bill on friday. the house has to vote on two other measures to provide $60 billion in aid. >> the second amendment -- it's about freedom. the first amendment's about freedom. the fourth amendment's about freedom i. have you bone the law and committed a violent act, should you be able to buy a semi-automatic handweapon. >> you shouldn't have a conceal and carry. >> if this is any indication of what lies ahead, it's going to be a problem. >> just a little taste of the spirited example we saw on fox news sunday. yeah, it really was. if you look at the guests, this morning, and the way they were going at each other over the debt ceiling debate and over spending versus raising revenue, it gives you a real indication of how the debate's going to go the next six to eight weeks. they both had strident positions and none seemed to want to budge. you talk to senator ted cruz who thinks there is too much compromise in washington. if neit
of the charges. >>> finally, some relief is heading to the victims of superstorm sandy. we'll have much more, much, much more is needed. >>> and living in fear, trying to escape and suffering from more than just war. inside a camp for syrian refugees that is still in harm's way. [ male announcer ] break the grip of back or arthritis pain with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. >>> help is on the way for people who lost so much during superstorm sandy. president obama signed into law a 9.7 billion sandy relief package. it was the first legislative package of the new congress. lawmakers will consider a $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged that house speaker boehner cancelled a vote tuesday on the entire aid package. sandy devastated parts of the northeast more than two months ago. >>> earlier i spoke with our political regulars, elsi granders granderson. elzi is a senior writer for espn, and anna is a republican strategist. we talked about the fiscal cliff and the strategizing that new
to the victims of super storm sandy. we'll have much more, much, much more is needed. >>> and living in fear, trying to escape and suffering from more than just war. inside a camp for syrian refugees that is still in harm's way. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >>> help is on the way for people who lost so much during super storm sandy. president obama signed into law a $9.7 billion sandy relief package. it was the first legislative package of the new congress. lawmakers will consider a $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged that house speaker boehner cancelled a vote tuesday on the entire aid package. sandy devastated parts of the northeast m
the nation's biggest source of greenhouse gas pollution which is our power plants. hurricane sandy wasn't caused by climate change but made worse by climate change. the surge here in new york was higher because the oceans are higher. the winds of the hurricane were speedier because the oceans are warmer. so we've got to attack power plants and reduce the carbon pollution from them, which not only causes climate change but also things like asthma and cancer. we also have to attack fossil fuel subsidies, in my view, subsidies for the fossil fuel industry now outweigh renewal subsidies by 75-1. we've got to level the playing field so clean energy has a chance to compete. in the meantime, we've also got to increase r&d for clean energy and preserve the limited subsidies that we do have such as the production tax credit for wind power. i also predict that 2013 will be the year when we begin to finally modernize our electric grid which is incredibly antiquated. we saw again in hurricane sandy that a few places in new york city like co-op city, were able to become islands of power and keep the
>>> president obama signed into law a $9.7 billion bill to pay for flood insurance claims from hurricane sandy. the law increases fema's borrowing authority. the agency previously warned it would run out of money without that extra funding from congress. the white house said more than 100,000 flood claims came in from sandy. congress has promised to vote on comprehensive sandy aid on january 15th. >>> rob mayeda is here, and it was just rainy enough to make you take down those christmas lights with a hassle. >> areas toward gilroy, late day clearing that we're starting to see now. mainly from san francisco northward as we take you outside. look at the palace of fine arts out there. we got a little bit of a breeze kicking in, which is finally helping to clear out our skies. it's a gloomy day, to see the high temperatures around the south bay, only near 50 earlier near san jose, now, 59 degrees, you're seeing 51 in oakland, 51 in sfraensz. it looks like san francisco the warm spots today. the skies cleared first to the north bay, 40s elsewhere, tonight it looks like it will be a little more chil
laws following the shooting at sandy hook elementary. it is clear plenty of people across the country want to get their hand on guns and now. abc's mark greenblat has more. >> reporter: the surging demand for guns drew so many to this gun show near los angeles over the weekend, the worry wasn't weapons but the size of the crowds. this father brought his daughter along to stock up. worried about looming gun reforms. >> we went through and came down here to got what we wanted before everything is illegal. >> reporter: closer to newtown, at least four gun shows canceled. the show went on though in nearby stanford, connecticut, even after the local mayor called the organizers insensitive. what did you say to the mayor? >> i say he is wrong. >> reporter: why is he wrong? >> this is a private thing. he shouldn't be expressing his opinion on it. >> reporter: "the washington post" reports a task force led by vice president joe biden is considering proposing universal background tracks for all gun buyers. tracking sale of weapons through a national database and stiff penalties for carrying gun
there was nothing about any other state other than those directly affected by sandy. >> reclaiming my time. the gentleman is absolutely right. had we been able to pass what we intended to be the house bill and pass it back to the senate and the senate then would have taken that up though they had left town we could have done this in the previous congress and the gentleman from new york has been a champion to make sure that's clearly understood. i want to be an equal champion that in fact whether it's louisiana or california when the next earthquake occurs or our friends and colleagues from the eastern seaboard, as far south as where we stand, we need to make sure, we owe them that, and i want to thank the gentleman from new york for working so hard to make sure that we do get to a clean bill and with that i thank the gentleman and yield back. >> time has expired. gentleman from new york? >> i yield to ms. canner for unanimous consent request. >> i ask to place remarks in the record in support of hurricane sandy relief wherever it is needed in our nation. >> i yield one minute to the gentle
'clock eastern right here only on fox news channel. super storm sandy victims are one step closer to getting the help they need. president obama signing into law the 9.7 billion dollar panel approved by lawmakers. it will increase the borrowing authority of the federal emergency management agency to help flooding victims. and warned it was set to run out of money from additional dollars from congress and more than 100 payments would have been delayed without that additional money and the house and senate are expected to act on a larger and more comprehensive sandy aid package in the next couple of weeks. a centennial celebration underway for one of the most controversial presidents in our history. president nixon would be 100 years and he was born in yorba linda, california. >> hi there, shan nan. january 9th, 1913 president nixon was born in the house behind me, 36 years since his presidency ended with the watergate scandal and people gathering to consider what he did in a great historical context. and watergate is not forgotten or here at the library, but people today considering really wh
that were damaged in hurricane sandy. volunteers helping save treasured photos as victims remember everything else they lost. >> in the grand scheme of things they were only pictures but to us they are our history. >> that is is my sister. she is gone. rest in peace. my mother, my father. >> a lot of people in this picture are gone. aig? we said we were going to turn it around, and we did. woman: we're helping joplin, missouri, come back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the t recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. ♪ ooh baby, can i do for you today? ♪ [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align can help. nly align has bifantis, a patented probiotic that naturally helps maintain your digestive balance. try align to help retain a balanced digestive sy
, the best performance in 15 months. much of that was due to reconstruction from hurricane sandy. other bright spots were health care, which added another 55,000 workers; restaurants and bars, which gained 38,000 more employees; and manufacturing, with 25,000 new positions. alan krueger is chairman of the president's council of economic advisors. >> i think we're seeing the job market continuing to heal. the economy's continuing to heal from the very deep damage that was caused by the financial crisis. >> brown: even so, there were also indications of continued sluggishness in december. the unemployment rate was 7.8%. that's up a tenth from the initial reading in november, which was revised upward today. and the number of unemployed rose 164,000 to 12.2 million. that number rises to nearly 23 million once part-time workers and those who've given up looking for work are added in. most economists expect modest growth but little overall improvement this year, as the pace of job growth remains too low to make much of a dent in the unemployment rate. we get an economic snapshot of different
to express outrage over the handling of financial aid for sandy victims. although about $9 billion was released a vote for another 50 billion is set off until next week. the white house has just released a picture of the president signing the first bill into law earlier today. joining me now new jersey democratic congressman whose district includes long branch, union beach. good to have you. you said you are not satisfied by the process here even though that a vote has been set. are you convinced that vote will happen on the 15th or do you think it will take longer? >> i am not convinced it will happen on the 15th. we have to get the senate to pass the total package and the vote on the 15th is being divided into two different amendments. we have major hurdles here and the result is more delay. more delay means that the shore doesn't get rebuilt fast enough. >> what do you think is happening? >> i think it is the right wing. we call them tea party republicans and speaker boehner said you are voting for me for speaker the next day so we are not bringing it up until after it is over w
to address violence against women. >> also on thursday, pupils of newtown's sandy hook elementary school return to class for the first time since a gun man killed 20 other classmates three weeks ago. lessons are being held in a school building in a neighboring town. security has been tightened. local police say sandy hook is now the safest school in america. >> we have actually installed numerous different security devices at this school. we will remain present on location until further notice. >> the tragedy sparked a national debate on gun control in the u.s., but gun sales have actually risen since the attack. many gun owners fear tougher legislation banning or limiting the sale of certain weapons is on the way. in december, the fbi performed background checks for nearly 2.8 million customers at gun stores. that is an increase of 39% over november. >> salvage teams flew to an alaskan island to assess damage caused to a shell oil drilling rig that ran aground their days earlier. the rig was being towed into port when strong winds forced it towards a rocky shore. environmentalists have
nomination a few moments away. >> president obama signed into law today a $9.7 billion sandy relief package. the first legislative action. some were outraged after house speaker boehner canceled a vote on a much larger aid bill. sandy devastated parts of the northeast two months ago. lawmakers will consider a $51 billion aid package on january 15th. >> half of the residents of long beach, new york, remain homeless and still came out to say good-bye to a landmark. thousands witnessed the start of the demolition of the two-mile long brdwalk, damaged beyond repair by sandy. it will cost an estimated $25 million. the new bored walk should be ready in time for summer. >>> five men accused of brutally gang raping and killing a woman in india will appear in court. the five are charged with murder, rape and kidnapping the 23-year-old woman last month. they will appear in a fast-track court designed to expedite cases. two men are now on their tenth day of a hunger strike in new delhi demanding capital punishment for the accused rapists >>> the man accused in one of the country's worst mass murders g
out her website, tignation.com. >>> super storm sandy compromised some vital police evidence in new york. that could now have major consequences. some criminal court cases may be in jeopardy. >>> but, first, here's dr. sanjay gupta with a quick preview of what's coming up at 7:30 eastern. >>> randi, some surprising research shows that fish oil may help reverse the trauma from brain injuries. i also sat down to learn how to destress and start the year off right. s is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle. with three of your daily vegetable servings ♪ ♪ hi dad. many years from now, when the subaru is theirs... hey. you missed a spot. ...i'll look back on this day and laugh. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. [ dog ] you know, i just don't think i should have to wait for it! who do you think i am, quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, we won't make you wait for it. our efficient, online system allows us to get you through your home loan process fast. which means you'll never have
graders that was killed last month at sandy hook school. >> correct. >> grace mcdonnell was a huge fan of yours. i'm wondering what does it mean to you that she found your story so amazing to her? she loved your story. >> well, you know, i talked to jack, the son of his sister, who was killed and he was taking it pretty hard. and lynn, when she was interviewed by anderson cooper and also the husband, i got inspiredism really got inspired by what they said. they wanted jack to release all his anger and forgive. and so he can move on in his life. and he was very strong about that so i sent jack a rudy package, a helmet, a jersey, a football, and a book and some memorabilia of the carry-off. i said you jack, here's what we are going to do, my friend. i said you are going to come to a notre dame football game, next year. we are going to get you there, your mom, you, you will have that experience. he really got excited. i talked to lynn, the mother, and boy, she was just as -- as pure as you can get and forgiving and what a wonderful example she is for everyone, for the strength and the cha
francisco music venue is holding this for the sandy hook airia. they want to decorate it with paper snowflakes. they are holding a snowflake afterwards, it will send the snowflakes to connecticut. today's event is from noon until four. >>> they will release more information tomorrow to excavate a well near sacramento. this is where the remains of a serial killer was found. they found broken bones and a fetus in the well and purse and jacket from another victim. they gave investigators the map to the well and burial site. she and the childhood friend were known to be on the killing spree. they killed as many as 20 people. >>> people are looking for a 92 year old man that hasn't been seen since new year's day. he is described as a white man. 5 feet 5 inches tall and green eyes and green hair -- and gray hair. >> known to visiting racetracks and he is on dozens of medications he needs to take regularly. >>> this is interstate 580 in oakland near the off ramp on the eastbound side. chp shut town the off ramp while police investigated the shooting. all victims transported themselves to t
leveraging the tragedy at sandy hook is despicable. >> gregg: elizabeth pran joins us inside the gun show where some members of the city council are fighting to ban gun shows entirely. how are lawmakers planning to ban the gun shows legally? >> reporter: in order for them to ban them legally, city officials say the only one to enforce the ordnance ordinance in place that no guns can be brat on city property and they claim here is owned by the city. they say they own the property and therein lies the dispute. they say gun shows is forum for illegal trade. >> i have no power at the city level to block all gun shows in the city of ashville. the only place we regulate is where people can possess weapons. >> reporter: gun distributors tell us it's perfectly legal the way guns are sold here and same way they are sold in stores. >> gregg: how are people react to all of this? >> reporter: if actions speak louder than words and we are seeing that in sheer numbers, thousands of people are turning up at gun shows. there was a line about three hours before the doors opened here yesterday. one dealer
on the struggle for sandy relief, and who's paying the price for the rancor on capitol hill? >>> a new and defiant call to war from the leader of syria. listen to that cheering and chanting crowd which greeted president bashar al assad in damascus, as he gave a rare personal speech to the country, his first since june. assad called for mobilization in this fight, compared rebel forces to al qaeda, and dismissed national efforts to mediate the crisis, saying syria refused to be, quote, puppets of the west. >>> west coast headlines are next with a price strike in a new health care law, which was supposed to prevent any kind of strike. >>> plus the challenges for chuck hagel's nomination as defense secretary. is he worth fighting for? >>> some head linlines making n out on the west coast. the yakima herald republic in washington state has this headline. "gop looks more divided post cliff." it's about how headlining party may not be able to negotiate the debt ceiling. >>> and the press democrat has "health care rates spike," it's about health care companies seeking big premium increases for customers
. >> lester, thank you. it's been a rough few months for a couple on staten island. superstorm sandy destroyed their home of 43 years. adding insult to injury, as they are battling their insurance company now, they are furious their home was shown in a television ad for allstate. here's michelle franzen. >> reporter: it is a few sheila and dominic still can't belive is real. >> it's our home. our white picket fence. >> reporter: the couple's staten island home where they lived more than 40 years and raised four children was destroyed by sandy. >> but the grandkids would come over and that was their clubhouse. they loved it. >> reporter: their possessions, mementos and investment gone. the couple says their insurance company, allstate, is refusing to pay their full claim. instead offering them a $10,000 payout for their house. >> we didn't sign it. we didn't cash it. we don't even want $10,000. that's a joke. >> reporter: at the same time allstate recently featured their destroyed home in a television ad, thanking employees who were also affected by the storm. >> some of them lost their houses.
signed a $9.7 billion superstorm sandy aid package that money provides money to help the government pay flood insurance claims a week from now, congress will weigh in on an additional $51 billion in sandy aid. >>> a source confirms to cnn the white house is calling seine is doors' offices today to tell them that chuck hagel's nomination for defense secretary is imminent in an effort to help build support for that nomination. administration officials say that nomination will be announced tomorrow. the former senator from nebraska is a vietnam war hero and served on capitol hill for more than a decade but his confirmation process won't be smooth sailing. hageling anered some lawmakers for imposing sanctions on iran. >> chuck hagel, if confirmed to be secretary of defense, would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense towards the state of israel in our nation's history. not only has he said you should directly negotiate with iran, sanctions won't work, that israel must negotiate with hamas, an organization terrorist group that lobs thousands of rockets into israel, he also was one of
that have nothing to do with helping the people affected by sandy. that would be the responsible thing to do and responsible advocacy to pass it and not worry about all wasteful spending, but put the chirp in more debt. put our country on a more unsustainable footing so we get ours now is the problem that we have been through for really generations. we can't continue to do this. i think that was an opportunity missed by the governor. he needs to advocate for his state, no question. we need to help those affected by sandy, but we don't need to hurt everybody else in the process. >> host: the club for growth look at governor's races when you put money and resources behind a certain candidate? >> we do not, just federal races for house and senate. >> host: governor christie in the state of the state address said washington has to look at us and how we do things around here. what do you think of him as a governor? >> guest: there are many reform governors in the country that we should look to as examples of reform that we need to adopt as a country. in some cases, governor christie has done a ve
at sandy hook elementary school. signs of grief and support from across the country blanketing their town three weeks after the attack. the town deciding where to put it all. and this evening, not far from that town, a gun show this weekend. in fact, gun shows across the country seeing booming business amid fears the white house might soon act on gun control. here's abc's mark greenblatt. >> reporter: the surging demand for guns drew so many to this gun show in los angeles over the weekend. the worry wasn't weapons, but the size of the crowd. this father brought her daughter along to stock up, worried about looming gun reform. >> we went through and came down to get what we wanted before everything's illegal. >> reporter: but closer to newtown, at least four gun shows canceled. the show went on in nearby stanford, connecticut, even after the local mayor called the organizers insensitive. >> what would you say to the mayor? >> i'd say he's wrong. >> why is he wrong? >> this is a private thing. he shouldn't be expressing his opinion on it. >> reporter: the washington post reports a task for
back from offshore to onshore. we recognize how critical infrastructure is in the wake of sandy and other things. i actually think the ingredients are there. i don't think there is one blinding moment where everybody sort of gets religion and says we're going to do it, but we're going to be on our way back. >> some positive signs. economic growth will probably pick up and a good chance we'll get comprehensive immigration reform in 2013, which would be good for any number of reasons. corporate tax reform. there seems to be bipartisan support for that. will we solve if you will the fiscal challenges of the year, no, we'll still be kicking cans down the road, use whatever cliches you want. there's a bit of momentum finally in the right direction. there's economic momentum in the u.s. that will reduce some of the political pressure. the u.s. isn't europe and a deal isn't as urgent and won't be until 2013, but i think a little less polarized than it has been in obama's first term. >> on that optimistic note, thank you, all. we look forward -- it's a good way to say happy 2013. we wil
. in colorado following the aurora movie shooting and after sandy hook school shooting there was less interest in buying guns. other democrats say the time to act is now. >> the public will not allow the new normal for mass shootings every month. >> but top republican says there are higher priorities. >> biggest problem right now is spending and debt. that is going to dominate between now and the end of march. none of these issues will have the kind of priority that spending and debt are going to have over the next two to three months. >> aides plan to move forward with his agenda in a timely fashion but leading republicans in the house in addition to spending and debt, jobs are another top priority suggesting the g.o.p. is slamming on the brakes on the gun issue. >> bret: the president and his team gear up for a fight over the newest recruits to the scene. we'll talk about with the fox all-stars when we come back. %. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer anim
obama to take concrete action for a repeat tragedy. >> reporter: as students at sandy hook elementary return to class, gabrielle giffords nearly killed two years ago visited newtown, connecticut. on capitol hill, lawmakers began to arrive a new session of congress, with members in both chambers taking aim at guns. >> this is a fight that the american people are going to have to stand up and stiffen their spine. >> reporter: california democratic senator dianne feinstein plans to introduce the bill to ban more than 100 assault weapons. eight years after the old ban she championed expired. another senate bill would ban high-capacity magazines. among nearly a gun bills efforts to ban online sales of ammunition and to require background checks for all firearm sales, including at gun shows. two bills from freshman republican congressman would allow more guns around schools. echoing the position of the national rifle association. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> we are better than 32 more gun murders every day. >> reporter: progun control groups
died at sandy hook which left 26 dead including 20 children. giffords was accompanied by her husband mark kelly. next call is from midland, texas, mary is on the phone. good morning. caller: good morning. i can't hear you. host: you are on the air. go ahead. caller: i don't think there is a solution to this. the government has never found a solution. to any problem like this. the alcohol problem or any other problem. my life was saved twice by carrying a gun in my car. host: how so? caller: well, the first time was in 1987. i was driving from fort worth to oklahoma city, and this man from falls came up to the side of me and made obscene gestures and tried to run me off the road. i just pulled my gun out from underneath the seat and i showed it to him and he left me alone. secondly, i was out at the park practicing golf and this young man came up and started to threaten me. i walked over to my car and i knew that i was in danger and strapped on my gun, which is in a pack. and when he started toward me i was picking up my golf balls, i pulled my gun out and i pointed it at him and he t
sandy'whats rose swiftly, national guard soldiers trudge through high water to clear a path to transport seven adults and a child out of harm's way. another rescue required guardsmen to carry a citizen 200 yards through chest-high water to safety. virginia national guard personnel rescued 42 citizens during those few days of hurricane sandy. joining us here tonight or lieutenant james breckinridge and norman malone, who helped lead some of these rescue missions, along with the adjutant general of virginia. we salute you for your great service to virginia. thank you very much. [applause] i am delighted to say that with the return from soldiers from afghanistan this summer, all virginia national guard units were home for christmas for the first time since september 11, 2001. [applause] during these 11 years of the global war on terror, more than 15,000 deployments of national guard soldiers and airmen were made, mobilize for combat operations and other missions around the world. since 9/11, we have lost 10 of our fellow citizens, 10 virginia guardsmen, to hostile enemy activity. our nation
, connecticut, could soon bear the name a hometown teacher who died protecting her students in the sandy hook massacre massacre. the mayor proposing it be renamed to honor the memory of victoria soto. the measure is expected to be taken up at a meeting next week. >>> and adding tweets to its collection of public documents. it has amassed 170 billion public twitter messages as part of an agreement the library signed with the social media site in 2010. the library's currently looking for ways to make this new database available to the public. i think that's going to be quite a telling history if you can see what people were tweeting at the moment on given events like the state of the union. >> you been tweeting a lot? >> i have been. >>@lisasylvester? >> @lsylvester.com. >>> president obama's choice for defense secretary drawing criticism including some of chuck hagel's fellow republicans. one of them is here to explain why he has already decided he won't vote to confirm hagel. >> he's a good man, but this is the wrong job for him. he's certainly outside of the national security mainstream. hum
address in trenton. he talks about hurricane sandy recovery efforts after congress approved insurance paid last week. and on c-span2, supporters and opponents of eminent domain discuss help to distressed homeowners. the event took place early today at the center of american progress, and you can see it at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. yesterday, president obama nominated chuck hagel as the defense secretary and john brennan as head of the cia. we will hear more on this as well as foriegn policy changes for the u.s. host: is on the phone with us. josh rogan, let's begin with the nomination of chuck hagel. " -- guest: they traveled to iraq together when president obama was just candidate barack obama. they have a similar world via. he has been serving as the -- on the intelligence advisory board code-share. they get along. he is likely to implement his policies. he has a great personal relationship with him. host: what about the confirmation process for the forming the senator -- for the former senator? there has been a vote count out there the right now there are senators that oppose him. g
that you get these last minute pieces of legislation like the fiscal cliff deal or the hurricane sandy legislation which are full of tax breaks for puerto rican rum and hollywood and nascar and, you know, limousines and so on and thi only people find out about after the fact because at 12:01 a.m., when the thing already been enacted. this is a lousy way to run the government and the democrats under leader harry reid have on responsible for this and yet you could look long and hard from mainstream media commentary on this. jon: ellen? >> i agree with jim, you know, it has been, this has been let go but let's remember, from 1999 to 2007, there were three times the republicans also didn't pass a budget. would be very interesting to see if there was equal media coverage from that. we didn't go back and take a look at it. but that would be very interesting to take a look at. jon: republicans passed budget on the house side the last two fiscal years. one of them cut $6 trillion in spending from the president's proposed budget. the senate did vote on president obama's budget on may 25th of 20
boehner to bring to a vote the needed relief for our fellow americans suffering from hurricane sandy is an outrage. then they let the session end without reauthorize and the violence against women act. they let a normally bipartisan legislation expires since the first time since 1994, putting women across the country of risks because they wanted to refuse to protect vulnerable populations like immigrants and native americans and members of the lgbt community. with priorities like that, you will not be surprised if this. we conducted some critical research on independent women voters in battleground states. what we found was quite stunning. the women there were not impressed with congress. what is stunning is that 77% of these independent women voters -- 77% -- said that congress was old, out of touch male politicians who do not have a clue what life is like for people like them. i am pretty sure that if we hold on new year's eve, the number -- pulled will -- polled on new year's eve, the number would be even higher. as one talked-about the numbers -- i just want to talk about the cha
, sandy hook, we had prayer in our school in the public school, the president was sitting there listening to the prayers, no he problem. but we're at a point right now because of activists if we start allowing schools to mandate the type of prayer we will have some crazy stuff going on. >> tucker: and saying the prayer-- >> saying the prayer is no problem or simply to the point there's no such thing even at the time of silence, why? because i'm an atheist and i don't believe in talking to anybody. it's craziness out there. >> clayton: maybe things will die down a little on your twitter scene after you explained it better than 140 characters. >> i'm absolutely with the legislator saying it's unnatural and unhealthy to be sending our kids eight hours a day where our values cannot be taught. that's why we need school of choice. >> alisyn: thank you, father. it's only january, but men's health picked their woman of 2013. that doesn't seem-- it's not kate upton even though we're showing her picture. and oscar nominations, who is getting picked and dissed and we'll ask a noted film critic, next
including measures that go far beyond a ban on assault weapons just over three weeks after the sandy hook shootings in newtown, connecticut, "the washington post" says vice president biden's task force is seriously looking at widespread measures. among them, establishing universal background checks for gun buyers and a national database to track all gun sales. the group is also exploring ways to strengthen mental health checks and creating harsher penalties for carrying guns near schools. in some cases, the potential measures could be implemented through executive action rather than waiting for congressional approval. and yesterday several prominent republican senators were h hesitant to make stricter gun-control laws their top priority in 2013. >> i think what we need to do first is see what the vice president's group comes up with, what their recommendations are. there will be plenty of time to take a look at their recommendations once they come forward. what's going to dominate washington for the next three months here is going to be spending and debt. >> the reason we're discussing th
and figuratively to the foundation. we know from our own in united the encounter with mother nature hurricane sandy most recently it's not an easy task to recover from such natural cat fee. when you think about the magnitude and the huge earthquake of haiti it's not surprising that all has not gone as fast as everyone would have hoped. as "the new york times" article cited by blair and other publications have noted billions of aid was promised a the time of the earthquake and billions have been delivered. but some have not. is it the reason that reasons not quote, unquote fixed? i don't know. perhaps expectations were not expectly framed to begin with. i endorsed what blair was saying about this being a moment for reflection. because port-au-prince is in 2010 had established urban pattern already there was not a robust urban system and not able to keep pace with the huge growth over the past decade or more. and important physical ways pattern cannot be ignored nor has been the habit or preference of people who inabout this. so putting on the bask reconstruction the reconfiguration of an entire urba
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